- And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to
the place, Bæthel, and dwell there; and
make there an altar to the God that appeared
to thee, when thou fleddest from
the face of Esau thy brother.
- And Jacob
said to his house, and to all that were with
him, Remove the strange gods that are
with you from the midst of you, and purify
yourselves, and change your clothes.
- And let
us rise and go up to Bæthel, and let
us there make an alter to God who hearkened
to me in the day of calamity, who
was with me, and preserved me throughout
in the journey, by which I went.
they gave to Jacob the strange gods, which
were in their hands, and the ear-rings
which were in their ears, and Jacob hid
them under the turpentine tree which
is in Secima, and [a] destroyed them to this
- So Israel departed from Secima, and
the fear of God was upon the cities round
about them, and they did not pursue after
the children of Israel.
- And Jacob came to
Luza, which is in the land of Chanaan,
which is Bæthel, he and all the people that
were with him.
- And he built there an
altar, and called the name of the place
Bæthel; for there God appeared to him,
when he fled from the face of his brother
- And Deborrha, Rebecca's nurse, died,
and was buried below Bæthel under the
oak; and Jacob called its name, The Oak
- And God appeared to Jacob
once more in Luza, when he came out of
Mesopotamia of Syria, and God blessed
- And God said to him, Thy name
shall not be called Jacob, but Israel shall
be thy name; and he called his name Israel.
- And God said to him, I am thy God;
increase and multiply; for nations and
gatherings of nations shall be of thee, and
kings shall come out of thy loins.
the land which I gave to Abraam and Isaac,
I have given it to thee; and it shall come to
pass that I will give this land also to
thy seed after thee.
- And God went up
from him from the place where he spoke
- And Jacob set up a pillar
in the place where God spoke with him,
even a pillar of stone; and offered a libation
upon it, and poured oil upon it.
Jacob called the name of the place in
which God spoke with him, Baethel.
- [b] [And Jacob removed from Bæthel, and
pitched his tent beyond the tower of
Gader,] and it came to pass when he
drew nigh to Chabratha, to enter into
Ephratha, Rachel travailed; and in her
travail she was in hard labour.
it came to pass in her hard labour, that
the midwife said to her, Be of good courage,
for thou shalt also have this son.
- And it came to pass in her giving up the
ghost (for she was dying), that she called
his name, The son of my pain; but his
father called his name Benjamin.
Rachel died, and was buried in the way of
the course of Ephratha, this is Bethleem.
- And Jacob set up a pillar on her tomb;
this is the pillar on the tomb of Rachel,
until this day.
- And it came to pass when
Israel dwelt in that land, that Ruben
went and lay with Balla, the concubine
of his father Jacob; and Israel heard, and
the thing appeared grievous before him.
- And the sons of Jacob were twelve.
- The sons of Lea, the first-born of Jacob;
Ruben, Symeon, Levi, Judas, Issachar, Zabulon.
- And the sons of Rachel; Joseph
- And the sons of Balla,
the hand-maid of Rachel; Dan and Nephthalim.
- And the sons of Zelpha, the
hand-maid of Lea; Gad and Aser. These
are the sons of Jacob, which were born to
him in Mesopotamia of Syria.
- And Jacob
came to Isaac his father to Mambre, to
a city of the plain; this is Chebron in the
land of Chanaan, where Abraam and Isaac
- And the days of Isaac which
he lived were an hundred and eighty years.
- And Isaac gave up the ghost and died,
and was laid to his family, old and full of
days; and Esau and Jacob his sons buried
[a] Or, lost.
[b] Note. -- The words between brackets
form the 21st verse of this chapter in the Hebrew.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]